Definition of lieutenant governor in English:

lieutenant governor


  • The acting or deputy governor of a state or province, under a governor or Governor General.

    • ‘The island is a crown possession with wide independent powers under a lieutenant governor.’
    • ‘It is self-governing with a locally elected governor, lieutenant governor, and bicameral legislature.’
    • ‘As a primer on Canada's constitutional monarchy explains, the governor-general and the provincial lieutenant governors ‘are constitutional fire extinguishers with a potent mixture of powers for use in great emergencies.’’